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Personality disorders, formerly referred to as character disorders, are a class of personality types and behaviors that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines as "an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the individual who exhibits it".
MIT researchers find neural circuit that appears to cause decision-making in approach-avoidance conflict

MIT researchers find neural circuit that appears to cause decision-making in approach-avoidance conflict

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to award grants to 40 scientists for research into mental illness

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to award grants to 40 scientists for research into mental illness

Therapists twice as likely to misdiagnose mental illness in patients from socially disadvantaged groups

Therapists twice as likely to misdiagnose mental illness in patients from socially disadvantaged groups

Psychopath’s persistent violent behaviour associated with brain abnormalities

Psychopath’s persistent violent behaviour associated with brain abnormalities

Comorbid OCD not uncommon in bipolar disorder

Comorbid OCD not uncommon in bipolar disorder

UC Berkeley study finds self-worth key to diagnoses of psychopathologies

UC Berkeley study finds self-worth key to diagnoses of psychopathologies

New Crime Victims' Institute series explores human sex trafficking

New Crime Victims' Institute series explores human sex trafficking

ISBD Task Force examines suicide predictors

ISBD Task Force examines suicide predictors

Early intervention prevents aggressive children from becoming violent, criminal adults

Early intervention prevents aggressive children from becoming violent, criminal adults

Investigators report on potential effects of hormone in borderline personality disorder

Investigators report on potential effects of hormone in borderline personality disorder

Impaired emotion recognition runs in families with psychosis

Impaired emotion recognition runs in families with psychosis

Study analyzes difference between day hospital and inpatient stay in depression

Study analyzes difference between day hospital and inpatient stay in depression

Depressive traits linked to greater suicide risk in bipolar disorder

Depressive traits linked to greater suicide risk in bipolar disorder

Research may provide insight into identifying, helping children with emotional behavior issues

Research may provide insight into identifying, helping children with emotional behavior issues

Study focuses on delinquent adolescents diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder

Study focuses on delinquent adolescents diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder

Suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia may herald future violence

Suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia may herald future violence

Mood disorder patients seek explanation for symptoms

Mood disorder patients seek explanation for symptoms

Neuroscientists use new technique to enhance a form of self-control through brain stimulation

Neuroscientists use new technique to enhance a form of self-control through brain stimulation

Study identifies specific DCPR syndromes that could affect obesity

Study identifies specific DCPR syndromes that could affect obesity

Cognition and illness course predict bipolar employment

Cognition and illness course predict bipolar employment